June 15-23. Minifestival: Water @ Weld

Water @ Weld is a mini-festival that examines one of the world’s most common and anomalous materials, water. The festival is organised by choreographer / artist Pontus Pettersson together with Weld and is based on Pontus’ ongoing artistic research project All departures are waves.

The festival manifests a “halfway situation” of the ongoing research and presents different aspects and work from the five subprojects: Hydran, OMNI, SS20, Bodies of Water and Delta. The research takes place during the years 2019-2023 and focuses on the material, ecological, performative and ethical qualities that water can entail, as a vital fact for all living things. As an anchor for this project is the concept Hydrofeminism, created by feminist gender scholar Astrida Neimanis. By looking at water, maybe even being water, we can find a new path for feminism as an all-encompassing, for all living, ethics and politics.

During Water @ Weld we will see – Pontus sing and play accordion in A Dog Called Drama, his first new solo in 7 years. Six dancers interpreting water through the work Bodies of Water. Participating platform Delta run by Pontus Pettersson and Izabella Borzecka with invited artist Melody Panosian. Text and performance with Sandy Harry Ceesay. Hydran, a documentary work and installation in collaboration with Salad Hilowle. Watery music with Hara Alsonso.

By and with: Adam Seid Tahir, Andrea Svensson, Daniela Escarleth Romo Pozo, Hara Alonso, Izabella Borzecka, Jonatan Winbo, Klara Utke Acs, Melody Panosian, Pontus Pettersson, Robert Malmborg, Salad Hilowle, Sandy Harry Ceesay, Sybrig Dokter, Bronwyn Bailey-Charteris.

June 15
at 6pm–9pm Workshop: Delta – An Ocean Call: Second Wave – Water Body. With Melody Panosian

June 17-20
In the Foyer: The Blue Blanket by Sandy Harry Ceesay
at 1pm–5pm Hydra – The Installation by Pontus and Salad Hilowle
Rain Room. Soundinstallation by Hara Alonso
at 7pm A Dog Called Drama – solo with Pontus Pettersson

June 23 (Vanadislunden)
at 7pm Bodies of Water 

Book: book.weld.se

Water @ Weld is co-produced by Weld and MARC with support by the Swedish Arts Council

Due to Covid-19, we carry out our public events with a limited audience, safe distances and follow the public health authority’s recommendations.

Weld is supported by Stockholms stad, the Swedish Arts Council and Region Stockholm